Nicole Harris

Professional Details

Title Associate Dean, School of Education
Department School of Education
Office Sullivan Building 303E
Phone 978.542.4061
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

EDA 901 Programmatic Assessment for Initial Education Licensure I
EDA 902 Programmatic Assessment for Initial Education Licensure II
EDA 903 Programmatic Assessment for Initial Education Licensure III
EDA 904 Programmatic Assessment for Initial Education Licensure IV
EDA 905 Programmatic Assessment for Initial Education Licensure V
EDC 405 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDG 705 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDU 704 Multicultural Issues in Student Affairs
EDU 723 The History of Higher Education
EDU 811 Administration and Organization in Higher Education
EDU 876 Global Perspectives in Cultural Diversity

Professional Biography

Dr. Nicole J. Harris holds a PhD in Education with specializations in Higher Education Administration and Multicultural/Multilingual Enrollment Development and a Masters in Higher Education, Student Services from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She earned her Bachelors in Music Theory & Composition from Virginia State University.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Harris calls the Washington, DC metropolitan area home. Her 20-year career in education includes: early childhood/elementary music education; private voice instruction; college instruction; higher education administration in academic affairs, admissions, and student affairs roles; and scholarship. Her research interests in higher education institutional culture, policy, planning, and administration–particularly in relationship to issues surrounding global education, diversity, social justice and equity initiatives. Dr. Harris studies models used by successful institutions to implement policies and organizational structures contributing to the equity and access to students. 

Dr. Nicole Harris is currently the Associate Dean for the School of Education and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Secondary and Higher Education Department at Salem State University.

Professional Interests

  • School Reform Institute Fellow (2019-2020)
  • AERA: American Educational Research Association 
  • ASHE: Association for Studies of Higher Education
  • TECSCU: Teacher Education Council of State Colleges & Universities


  • Associate Dean, School of Education
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Secondary & Higher Education Department

Selected Presentations

Harris-Sealey, N. J. (2018, May). International Enrollment Management: Understanding Institutional Networks That Advance Strategy. Poster presented at the 2018 NAFSA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Harris-Sealey, N. J. (2017, November). Understanding How Universities Collaborate to Support International Enrollment Management Activity. Paper proposal presented at the NAFSA Research Symposium, Washington, DC.

Personal Interests

  • Critical evaluation of institutional planning strategies and practice for diversity and internationalization initiatives
  • International Enrollment Management
  • Role of minority-serving institutions in a global context
  • Identities and practices of Practitioner-Scholars